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How to Cancel Subscriptions on Your iPhone in 3 Easy Steps

Never worry about forgetting to cancel your subscriptions again! Learn how to easily cancel subscriptions on your iPhone in 3 simple steps with this handy guide.

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Published Dec 9, 2022

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • If you are trying to cancel an iPhone app subscription, this guide will help.
  • Learning how to cancel subscriptions on iPhone can save time and money by preventing unwanted subscription charges.
  • "If you're an iPhone user, this article will show you exactly how to cancel subscriptions in just 3 easy steps!"

Canceling subscriptions on an iPhone is a task that many people are unfamiliar with. Though it may seem difficult at first, this guide will help you understand exactly how to cancel your subscription on your device. We'll walk through the steps of managing each type of subscription, so you can make sure that you’re not paying for any services or apps that you no longer want. After finishing this guide, you should feel confident in being able to successfully manage and control your subscriptions.

how to cancel subscriptions on iphone

To cancel an active subscription on your iPhone, open Settings, tap on your name from the top of the screen, select Subscriptions from the Apple ID settings page, tap on the subscription you would like to cancel and choose "Cancel Subscription" or "Unsubscribe".

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap your Apple ID at the top.
  3. Select "Subscriptions" from the menu.
  4. Scroll through and find the subscription you would like to cancel.
  5. Tap on it, then select "Cancel Subscription" at the bottom of the page.
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Our takeaway

Congratulations, you have now cancelled all unnecessary subscriptions from your iPhone! As a reward for completing this challenging task, why not treat yourself to some of the extra savings? Maybe you can purchase that game or app that's caught your eye, or even use the money towards an ice cream cone - no matter what you decide to do, it'll certainly be well-deserved after taking on such a tedious job. We hope this article has been helpful and you've enjoyed our 3 easy steps towards canceling those unwanted subscriptions. Have fun spending a little more of your hard earned money!


1. What version of iOS is required to cancel a subscription on an iPhone?

You need iOS 13 or later to manage and cancel subscriptions from the App Store on an iPhone.

Can I cancel an auto-renewing subscription directly from my Apple device?

Yes, you can cancel an auto-renewing subscription directly from your iPhone or other iOS device. To do so, open the 'Settings' app and select 'iTunes & App Store'. Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the page, then select 'View Apple ID' and enter your password when prompted. Tap ‘Subscriptions’ located within the account settings to view all active subscriptions. From here, you can cancel a subscription by tapping the ‘Cancel Subscription’ button at the bottom of the page. Note that this feature is only available with iOS 10.3 or later.

How long after I cancel the subscription will it take for changes to be reflected in my account?

The cancellation of a subscription usually takes effect immediately, however; it might take up to 24 hours for the changes to appear in your account.

Are all subscription services available for cancellation from the iPhone?

No, only certain subscriptions that use Apple's in-app subscription system will be available to cancel from an iPhone. To make sure your service can be cancelled from a device, check the settings page of your app or contact the app developer.

Is there a way to see which subscriptions I have active on my iPhone?

Yes, you can view all active subscription services associated with your Apple ID by going to the Settings app, tapping on “iTunes & App Store” and then tapping on your Apple ID. Tap “View Apple ID” and then select “Manage” under Subscriptions.

This article was originally published on 9 Dec 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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